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Monday, November 29, 2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

12

— No. 26

36th Year

CSI launches Operation Take Care RYAN CONNELL

By

various homeless shelters and soup kitchens like the St. John’s soup kitchen after they put together to

Kitchener’s homeless can use a

helping hand.

To meet

about

this

need,

Students Inc. (CSI)

is

Conestoga encouraging

sarily

students to donate items that will

are

be used in care packages for people on the streets.

hygiene

during the winter months. CSI plans to run Operation Take Care throughout the school year

out

because there are people out there

who

are less fortunate and can’t

and not

afford to take care of themselves,”

Phan

said.

“I think everybody at Conestoga College should get involved in something,” Phan said. “Especially

hygiene products that students can donate include things

shampoo and

conditioner,

since

razors and shaving cream, soap and

face

toothbrushes

clothes,

and

the kits with other student volunteers

M&M

the holidays,

money and

we

should

free time to

help others in need. There arc lots

of people out there who are cold and they need support from people

and mouthwash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, nail clippers and hair elastics. Toques, mittens, gloves and scarves are being collected during the winter months. to distribute

it’s

use our

toothpaste, brushes or combs, floss

Wismer said she plans

just during the Christmas

season.

Personal

like

feels forgotten, so it’s that’s

month at the CSI where students could donate their new and old socks to the homeless to help ward off the cold

Take Care help

of those things (that care packages)

the

drive earlier this

responsible for

should

all

office

kits drive.

“Students

have

inside

nice to do and needs to be done,” Wismer said. Wismer and Phan began a sock

Dolly Phan, a first-year public relations student, are

0 to 15 care packages.

sometimes something

CSI director Jessica Wismer. a third-year marketing student, and CSI self-serve area employee

starting the Operation

1

“Someone who doesn’t neces-

like us.”

who wish

Students (Photo by

Phan

First-year public relations student Dolly

marketing student, show

some

(left)

and CSI

of the items collected

so

Ryan

Connell)

Wismer, a third-year Operation Take Care.

director Jessica

far for

donate

to

items for the care packages can bring them to the board of directors’ office located inside the Sanctuary.

once again

supports college By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

self-proclaimed

a

is

of the

fan

college.

M&M

“We

Meat Shops has donated $50,000 to Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus hospitality pro-

best,” he said. “It has always

grams.

province.”

The money, which will be granted over five years, will go towards purchasing new equipment for the

tion will help to raise the status of

the

just think

college

best-run

Town

Conestoga

is

the

been the

in

said she thinks the dona-

food and beverage management program’s dining room and the bar-

food and beverage management program. “As they upgrade the equipment

tending

and

As

lab.

the years go by, equipment

needs to be

said Ingrid

refitted,

Town, executive director of development and alumni relations at the

the

in

facilities

and are able

more students

changes,

it

will

to bring

as a result of the

bring

definitely

more attention to those programs.” The Voisin family generously

many

college.

supports

“So they will get whatever is needed to upgrade the dining room and whatever is required for the

the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

charities, including

Improvements will include an awning for the dining room and a new ice machine and refrigerator in

of Canada, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, the United Way and the Waterloo Region Food Bank. In the past, Voisin and Meat Shops have made significant contri-

the lab.

butions to the college, including the

culinary arts program.”

Mac of

Voisin. president

M&M

and

CEO

Meat Shops, said “the make this con-

M&M

Mac

establishment of the

scholarships in the school of busi-

ness and donations to the college’s

tribution.

golf classic tournament.

we

food industry and like to support the college, in the

especially in this particular area.

We

want

to

promote food and

everything related to dining.”

Town

said

it is

clear

from her

cussions with Voisin that he

is

dis-

a big

supporter of college president John Tibbits’ vision for the future. Voisin, whose company many Conestoga College

has hired students,

“This

summer

have cost Conestoga around $3,000 to $5,000. They’ve always been very generous,” said Town. In

typically

recognition of

engineering technology students

a land survey using a

transit

M&M

Meat

By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

side

Conestoga Students

making

this

Inc.

thanks to a Christmas

Other students, faculty and sup-

tree is a long-standing tradition that

and buy a gift for that child. will go out and purchase the gifts for the ornaments that are left on the tree after Dec. 10.

has been with Conestoga for

back

with children under the age of 15.

From now

until

CSI

office

and

Dec. 10, students

down

to the

register their child's

be renamed to acknowledge

child might want for Christmas.

down

An

a suggestion for

eral

tree

CSI

is

what

feel good.” said CSI genmanager Judy Dusick.

everyone

port staff pick an ornament off the

for another year to help students

with children can go

then placed on the tree out-

is

tree.

The Christmas Wishtree

is

Door 4.

little

(CSI)

holiday season a

age and gender as well as write

this

Dickieson and Laura Knight gather informa-

machine.

child

Shops' charitable contribution, the Waterloo campus dining room will donation.

Adam

CSI helps makes Xmas wishes come true

easier for students with children,

they provided the

lunch for the golf classic, which

would

tion for

civil

Voisin

timing was right” to

“We’re

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

First-year

their

ornament representing the

When

the gift

is

purchased, the

ornament and the unwrapped gift can be returned to the CSI office. On Dec. 15, the gifts will be ready to be picked up by the parents. “It’s very heartwarming when the parents come in and are grateful for the

opportunity,

it

just

makes

According

to Dusick, the

least the past

1

wish at

0 years.

Last year, 53 children were given a gift thanks to

Conestoga students,

faculty and support staff.

“The

staff and the faculty

and the

students are just so generous here,” said Dusick

Anyone

interested in

their child for the tree

CSI

office in

Room B2 1

registering

can go to the 1

and

talk to

Nichole Jiminez, event programmer.


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News

— SPOKE, November 29, 2004

XXX-rated CSI event has the good, bad and ugly

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students me

By STEPH BAULK

What

is

the

most

interesting

combination of food you’ve ever eaten?

I’m sitting on a darkened stage in complete silence with my eyes closed. I’m listening to a voice telling me to relax every bone in

my

pudding.

It

in

chocolate

tasted

all

of more than 350 students

by

through the roof. But that's not to

whole hypnosis thing was completely bogus. But as the show went on I began to change my

to

Sanctuary on Nov. 18,

in the

moment

all

to be hypnotized

week. Waiting

this hypnotist

up

Enis Cahit

put

to see if

would be able to live and be able to

me

under his must admit,

spell.

had doubts about the whole thing from the start, but I couldn’t pass up an definitely

I

ate Skittles

and a

hamburger.”

Brendon Crapper

the

audience didn’t respond

the

well to

hysterically

best

oral

sex

imaginable,

then

He had them

was a little nervous, but I think I had every right to be. This man is a XXX-rated hypnotist. I could only imagine what kind of things he would make me do if I did fall

imitating the act of sex with everybody and everything, he had them masturbating. If you can think of it, the hypnotist had them doing it. Lee had one man on stage moon

into a hypnotic state.

the

I’m

am.

I

on the

sitting

telling

is

me I’m

to

orgasm.

audience

when he

said

the

phrase "Breakaway Tours.”

Lee pulled

a

man from

off that stage at the begin-

thinking the

don’t think anybody

right

night.

was not pretty. Lee had the people on stage thinking they were receiving the

the

lick

mind.

those

test.

So here

came

as the people under hypnosis did it

hypnosis

off. I

everything Lee demanded, and

coming

stage and Lee

it

I

The crowd laughed

had two of

men who were under

it.

opportunity to put hypnosis to the

I

“I

As

started to

say this

to his reputation

I

able to get hypnotized.

ence up on stage and had him take his shirt off. He put whipped cream on his bare chest and around

The sexual content and vulgarity of the show went absolutely

me

Tony Lee, XXX hypnotist. I had been waiting for

right.”

was

ning of the show

in front

french fries

I

just wasn’t

wasn’t able to hypnotize me.

and I’m about

dunked

I

his crotch area, then

body, a voice telling

I’m

I

at least

show moved on and Lee make the remaining people on stage perform on command, I became increasingly relieved he

sleep.

“One time

whatsoever, but

able to obtain closure.

So, I

mind would do

their

in

the

things

people did on stage I

have come

that

to the conclusion

just wasn’t the right person to be

hypnotized.

Kudos

to those people

who

up on stage and stayed up

throughout the show. You are

and

got

there all

do the things you did, entertaining hundreds of people, you deserve a little really brave,

respect in

my

to

books.

who missed

seeing

Tony Lee, don’t worry. Lee

will be

For

all

those

returning in April to put on another

the audi-

show

for Conestoga.

and I am. I’m feeling sleepy, but I'm wondering if it’s because I'm about to be hypnotized, or if it's from the long hours of work I had been putting in that week. He’s moving on with the show and he’s telling me and the other people up there with me that we are all very hot, and getting hotter by the second, and I was. tired,

“One time

mixed a peanut butter and jam sandwich with pickles and cheese. It

really

I

wasn’t that

bad.”

Ryan Balgobin

was sweating. 1 was so hot I felt was suffocating. Was I so hot because Lee was telling me I’m hot, or because I'm sitting in a small room filled to capacity and I'm wearing a sweater? I

I

“I

ate ketchup chips

a butter

and

Before

tart.”

I

Lee is cold. Did out,

Carrie D’entremont

.

me I’m

I

just feel chills running

body? was hard to tell whether

everything

once ate pizza with chunky peanut butter.” Ashley Collins “I

I

first

I would figure out if whole thing is a complete joke, or if I would really be hypnotized and possibly make a fool of myself. And then it happened. Lee told everyone on stage as soon as he gave the command they would be

point where this

some fancy

and feeling the wind

blow through

their hair.

sat

made me

and

to start driving

chicken and pancakes.”

ible

Lisa Scott

was

truth

waited for the

I

down

my

(Photo by Kate Battler)

After dancing for a birthday

pecting audience

member a

girl,

Robbie Bauman gives an unsus-

lap dance.

convertible,

shifting gears

The moment of

boyfriend and

met, he

was feeling was a

complete coincidence. The CSI event continued and I figured 1 would soon come to the

driving in

“When my

I

was

1

hypnosis or

falling into the state of if

this

cold, real

my

through It

could figure any of telling

here,

I

command

fancy convert-

the highway.

Lee gave the command, and 1 sat I was supposed to be driving a car, but clearly wasn't. I was at Conestoga College in the Sanctuary. was sitting in a chair on the stage. I wished could have been out on that highway driving a car I could there.

I

I

I

“I

made a

tuna sandwich

with ketchup.

It

was

dis-

gusting.”

James Richardson

never afford, but the truth of the matter was that

As I'm

my

1

wasn't.

thinking this over with

eyes closed sitting I

open

my

kneeling

in

my

little

on my knee. eyes and there’s Lee

feel a tap

chair.

in front

of

I

me

telling

me (Photo by Kate Battler)

to get off the stage.

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

I went back to my chair in the crowd, feeling slightly disappoint-

ed.

The hypnotist had no

effect

on

Aaron Kendall, being held in place by his two friends, gets some whipped cream licked off of him by one of the hypnotized participants.


.

.

News

SPOKE, November

29,

2004

— Page 3

Conestoga’s Job Connect program gets award By JANET MORRIS

programs provided at the college. “Conestoga is in touch with the

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has given the Job Connect program of Conestoga College an award for service quality.

Conestoga was the only college midwestern and southwestern Ontario to receive one of the six Minister's Award of Excellence in

The

the service results category.

award was presented at a banquet held on Nov. The award recognizes business I

practices

achieve or exceed

that

employment

lent

linkages,"

said

Sherri Tryon. It

you are

member

a student,

of

employer you can expect quality service from the the public or

in

provincial

market and has excel-

local labour

standards

service, effectiveness

in

customer

and

efficiency.

Conestoga’s award was given

program, she

said.

The Job Connect program helps unemployed, out-of-school youth ages 15 to 24 receive assistance

in

finding and maintaining sustainable

Some of the program's services include help with job searches, career planning, coaching and training opportunities. employment.

Employers can use

the

program

in

as a source for recruiting appli-

respect to the Kitchener Job Connect location. Conestoga College offers the

cants to meet their staffing require-

ments

and

can

be

eligible

receive a training subsidy.

Dumfries, Guelph, Kitchener and Fergus and Wellington county. The manager for Job Connect said this award speaks to the quality of

ment agency, said Tryon,

program at four Cambridge/North

locations

This

means

to

not a temporary employ-

is

rather a

for providing the skills

and meet a person's career

training to

goals

finding

in

(Submitted photo)

Sherri Tryon (clockwise from top

and Sonja Roy-Smith, results award on Nov.

sustainable

employment.

OH IP makes

all

Pamela Jadischke, Heather Mackenzie-Card, David Brown from Conestoga College’s Job Connect program, received a service

1

changes

eye exam coverage

to

left),

By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY

Students help

make

recycling

Yearly eye exams for people aged 20 to 64 are no longer being covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). According to OHIP's website, the decision became effective Nov. 1. and those no longer being covered will have to pay a service fee themselves or have the cost covered by

you’re drinking a can of soda,

private insurance.

and

a success GLAHARDO

By JEN

make

How

hard

is

Conestoga all

it

to

recycle

When

College?

you see

is

at

a garbage bin

and

that choice to recycle

why

that’s

we’re successful

at

it.”

However, there are a

lot

of dif-

ferent

types

of recycling

grams

at the

college other than

pro-

Robin Apfelbeck, a Waterloo

in front

of you, what do you do?

the blue bins.

optometrist for five years, said con-

Do you

look for a recycling bin,

sultations for eye infections like pink

or just

eye will also need to be paid for by

garbage?

Conestoga College also has a cardboard compactor and a bin for metal and steel, and it

Dr.

patients at her office.

She said

The

patients can

fee

go

is

on Nov. Spoke, first-year marketing student Nicola Parkinson said, “I always see garbage bins filled with recyclable material.” So

to their

which case OHIP would receive two billings - one from the family doctor, and one from the

exactly

optometrist for treating the patient.

getting

Apfelbeck said she understands change will be difficult for some.

A

for it,”

(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)

Kristopher Desrochers, an engineer from Kitchener, checks out the

Durham Region

online article

(www.durhamregion.com) said the eye exams can cost as

much

as $70-

80 per

some

optical

visit,

but that

wide selection

of

glasses at

i

Vision

primary health-care provider before

they purchase a pair of eyeglasses.

receiving

The

article

stated

that

Premier

so the government would have more

money

for

issues,

such as surgery and long-

more important

health

OHIP's website

it.

Anyone

under the Ontario Support Program, Ontario Works or the Family Benefits Program will still be covered for eye exams every two years. Disability

OHIP

term care for seniors.

is

increasing coverage for

will not affect

aged 20 to 64 with medical conditions affecting the eye, and

ices

they can receive an eye

said the change

ophthalmology servfor anyone with medical condi-

tions or diseases affecting the eye.

Patients of any age with glauco-

ma,

cataract,

amblyopia, corneal

patients

12 months.

exam

They used to only be two years.

available every

Doug

Sulkowski

of

who has been

Optical

Illusions Inc.,

diabetes mellitus

cian for the past 15 years, said he

go

or visual

field

to their optometrist

or physician for an eye

exam cov-

ered by OHIP.

Anyone with conditions

may

did not think

still

be eligible for

coverage, but will have to consult a

OHIP made

an optia bad

priority

is hoped eye exams will be covered under these plans. Kevin Jarvensivu from Lens

Master has been an optician for 12 years and said his store will be reimbursing customers who pay for their eye exams.

“We reimburse them

are

things,”

“Something had was the thing.”

one of the lower said to

Sulkowski.

go, and this

a percentage,

usually about 50 per cent,” he said.

“Eye exams run about $60-$80, depending on the optometrist." He said he sees the change as being permanent and he does not think

it is

“Quite a

decision.

“Eye exams other medical eye

Waterloo. According to a

People aged 20 to 64 were targeted because many have a benefit plan at their place of employment, and it

every

disease, strabismus, retinal disease,

defects can

in

www.durhamregion.com article, some optical stores will reimburse customers for an eye exam if they purchase a pair of glasses.

stores will reimburse customers if

Dalton McGuinty made the change

how much

recycling

is

done at the college? Cheryl Vogan. in physical resources, said concerns have been raised by students that the

the

she said.

1

in

in

"1 know it’s going to be hard some people who can’t afford

the

in

In an article written

$35.

family doctor for a referral to an optometrist,

can

the

toss

er

having

Jarvensivu.

of people won’t both-

eye “It’ll

exams,” said depend on the

individual whether or not ority."

and they are always full. As a result, Martins Building Maintenance, who runs housekeeping, has gone around the college and re-evaluated the locations of the bins. There should now be three recycling bins and a garbage can together at each location.

bins

is

Each of

the recycling

labeled glass, paper or

cans and plastics.

Vogan

said having the bins

together should

make

it’s

a pri-

all

the choice

to recycle a lot easier for students

and staff. Housekeeping is also finding out which parts of the college need extra bins and which do not.

The ministry guideline

for recy-

cling says that as a facility, the

college has to divert 60 per cent its waste from the Conestoga College

of

positive. lot

recycling bins are not together

landfill, is

and

currently

Vogan said. comes from the

diverting 62 per cent,

“The bulk of

it

students and their initiative to

donates

outdated furniture. People can also take old projects

wood from the woodworking building for firewood. However, only certain woods may be recycled because of certain glues used on some projects. or scrap

Students or staff should see Franklin

in

Don

the school of engi-

neering technology

in the

wood-

working building to get scrap wood, but must have their own container or box to carry the

wood

in.

Groundskeeping also does their part in recycling by taking yard waste and leaves and putting them back into the forest to provide it with a new floor and natural

composting.

Although housekeeping empties the bins twice a week, they are not always aware if the bins are full before then.

Vogan

said students with sug-

gestions or

who

notice a bin

is

always welcome to go to physical resources in 2A105 and talk to them. full are

She reiterated the college would not be surpassing the ministry’s guidelines of diverting 60 per cent of waste from the landfill without help from students and staff.

"They're what is making program a success."

the


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Commentary

— SPOKE, November 29, 2004

system need of change

Electoral in

Ontario’s electoral system

Dalton McGuinty

is

in

need of reform, and Premier

promising changes. His Liberal party’s platform reads, “After consulting with the public, we will hold a referendum on whether we should is

keep the winner-take-all voting system or replace

it

with

another.” It

goes on

to state that alternatives to

our current voting system

could include some form of proportional representation. As a result Ontario will have an independent citizen’s assembly on electoral reform. It

will

be up to the assembly to assess Ontario’s first-past-themember plurality. This system works by

post system, or single

awarding the person with the most votes in each electoral district a seat in the House of Commons. This means that candidates do not need to receive more than 50 per cent of the vote to be elected.

Our current system was designed at a time when there were only two political parties, which guaranteed the winning party would always have more than 50 per cent of the vote. Now, with three

major

in

the

NDP,

the

parties

legislature,

the

Liberals,

winner can have as little as 33 per cent plus one vote. In ridings where four parties are active, as little as 26 per cent of the vote can put a party into parliament. Conservatives, and the

46 per cent of ended up with 70 per cent of the seats. Fewer than half the MPPs elected received more than 50 per In Ontario’s last election, the Liberals received

Keeping source confidential

is journalists’ right

the popular vote, but

cent of the votes in their ridings.

Had

been determined by the popular vote, the results would have meant the Liberal party would have formed a minority government, followed closely by the Conservatives. The NDP and the Green Party would hold the balance of power, with the Liberal party needing the help of the the proportion of seats

left-swinging parties to pass resolutions.

Ken

Hamilton

a

Peters,

contempt of court on Nov. 17 and

the public’s trust.

now

could

face a fine or jail term

name of

know.

A

possibly

know

everything that

poor care practices simple, and

it is the best system wins a percentage of the votes, it receives the same percentage of seats in legislature. A party would require a majority of the votes to win a majority government. Quoting Elections Canada's official statement, available at elections. ca, on the future of voting: “The success of the Canadian electoral system is due in part to its ability to adapt to and reflect changing circumstances. Electoral laws have evolved and will continue to evolve as various legislative provisions are

Proportional representation

amended

and Canada.

is

If a party

tive

documents leaked

taining

becoming disillusioned with our voting system, and the number of people voting is relatively low considering voters make the decisions for our country.

Proportional representation would reflect the voters’ wishes,

at St.

Elizabeth

Hamilton retirement home.

Villa, a

He was subpoenaed

to testify in a

On

Nov.

Crane

to identify

meeting

the

in

he was ordered by

17,

Court

Superior

Peters

1

Letters are

one of two people at

which he was

sensitive documents.

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testifying

I

the identity of the second person,

the

one he had promised

Honour,

all I

due

can’t

do

to protect.

respect, that,”

I

Your

he said,

where the

should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be contacted

Spoke

been keeping

no one would want

and

I

stories ten.

By

Peters

tecting sources

freedom of the Peters that

is

tion as the

are

is

what help us

watchdogs of

back us.

first-

happento func-

society.

Journalism has had some black

marks against

for

freedom.

al

their sources confidential

it

of

late,

with sever-

reporters being caught

making

up sources and quotes. However,

Journalists have the right to keep

anonymity.

They

ing.

to

press.

was simply standing up

fidential sources

it

speak to

hand accounts of what

has

fundamental

to

background information and

protecting the identity of a

source,

their

would never have been writOur sources give us story ideas,

did the right thing by refusing to

confidential

crucial.

Without sources, many important

believe that he

reveal his source.

and con-

journalists

it’s

show

have the right to

Keeping our sources

ists

like

the public that

Peters

who

good journal-

can be trusted.

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Ormston

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News

Conestoga has a DEAK

By NICOLE

new

rate

visions, like he has, into

degree-granting programs.

Conestoga College has a long history and changing lor the future

mean ignoring

doesn’t have to

the

broad

Ted Spicer, a liberstudies and communications to

teacher, the college has a history

needs to be celebrated, not frowned upon.

that

“We

don’t have to take anything

away from our

“We

not learn

from history are doomed the

to repeat

same mistakes.”

Spicer has been teaching for 39 years and said he felt new visions

were good for the college, but visions from the past are just as important. “’’President (John) Tibbits, rightly so,

new

says the college should have visions,

the

that

college’s

vision, as it was designed 37 years ago, might be obsolete," he said. "It's not obsolete;

it

was established

1967,

in

stu-

hostile takeover. Before Conestoga College became a college, the individual campuses in Stratford,

centre

who do

we

diversity

dents enrolled. Spicer described the creation of Conestoga College as a

said Spicer. "History bears repeal-

ing and people

up on the

Conestoga College had 750

history, we need to from our history and we do not have to re-invent anything,”

learn

and

base

When

According

to give

docs

already have.”

past.

al

mean we have

not

It

Guelph, Cambridge and Waterloo were adult re-training centres. A

was also located in Clinton. (Waterloo campus) had

history worth province decided to turn the adult

welding, machine shop and meat cutting.

the

to

Thousands of become part of the

colleges.

teachers had to

plant,

growth.

said Spicer.

the act of mastery teaching, that

and adapt

flexible

school

boards didn't because they thought we were a strange creature and didn’t tit in." The Waterloo re-training centre had 1,400 students who went to school 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Classes were offered in three

around the clock

shifts

at the

four

facilities. It

was

in the late

1960s that the

improvement. From planned events

many feel that some changes could make their to services offered,

There’s

no

question

Conestoga

students

involved

their

in

that

aren’t

as

school as they

could be.

Most of us go to our classes and head straight home, only to do the same thing all over again the next day. Occasionally

we

time in

kill

between classes or on our lunch break when a guest

the Sanctuary

speaker or activity

many of

is

scheduled, and

made

us have

one appearance at one of the monthly Thursday night events held by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI). But overall, there just isn’t the student

at least

involvement one

expect to find

might

a post-secondary

in

A

lot

more enjoyable. “I think we need a good on-campus pub and restaurant with a main weekly event,” says Amanda Silva, college experience

19.

a

first-year

of students see

room

for

early

student Ashley Karpowicz agrees.

"We need

a place where we can hang out, study and still have a good time,” the 17-year-old says. The Sanctuary provides this type

just

of environment, but during the qui-

hours

eter

school

the

at

RYAN CONN ELL

grows in size in remembrance of the hundreds of people who die from AIDS in Canada each year. thread, the quilt

Kitchener

collegiate

served

also need

more events

who

us meet other students

that let

aren’t in

institute

at

time that were created by peo-

community who were

AIDS

The memorial

virus.

quilt is constructed

of more than 600 3-x6-foot panels,

each dedicated to the

memory

of

someone who has died of AIDS. Eight panels are sewn together to represent a single

1

2-foot square area

called a section in the panel.

More

than 90 panels will be on display.

There is six panels in one section were made by or for people in the Waterloo region and Wellington county. The new additions were added to the quilt in June 2003. As of Nov. 15 the quilt had already been taken to eight high that

come

to serve their geo-

is still

Now

that

Conestoga

degree-granting Institute of

a

Technology

Advanced

and

Learning (ITAL), the student base will expand even farther, with hopes the school will attract more students from around the world. the

In

early

Conestoga

years,

College trained students to achieve a high skill level in courses such as

The

quilt

general

is

its

tour at

students could only pass

way students feel the make a good first impression to new students. "We didn’t really have much of a Frosh Week,” says Shawn Smart.

rest

must

is,

they

have

that

do with

to

the student?

It’s

make money,

that’s

ties)

have high

the success of

why

attrition rates.”

felt individualized learning could lower the high attri-

tion rates of colleges ties

"But under mastery teaching, stuin one group until they

dents stayed got

it.”

The

third aspect Spicer felt

was

important was individualized learn-

which meant students moved

ing,

through the education system

own pace. “We are not allowed

at

their

doing

A

the luxury of

now," he said.

that

and universi-

across the province.

“This college could learn from the experience of

our graduates ized learning,

mastery

many thousands of

who had who were

skill

individual-

taught on a

said

level,”

Spicer.

“You do it until you get it right!” “We do not have to re-invent some of the things some people at the college want to re-invent

know we

because they didn’t even did

it

"You hear

before,” he said.

people talking about the way we used to do it and you think, oh they’re stuck in the past. That’s not

criticism Spicer has

in uni-

is,

versities, students either pass or fail

true of anything like politics or reli-

gion. History bears repeating.”

but

think

I

for students

we need more options who aren’t really inter-

Despite the

new

addition to the

learning resource centre that pro-

vides

She suggests 'that new clubs, such as a photography club, could

Hohl thinks even more seating and a wider variety of resources would

19,

a first-year police foundations

be beneficial to students

Third-year attention

CSI already

in the activities the

offers,

and an

after-

hangout where they can unwind after a long day of classes. hours

thinks

student,

school

the

needs more organized clubs. “We have a few and that’s great.

marketing 21,

would

student

more

like

given to students who need to do school work at the col-

lege in the evenings.

“We need more computer

labs

with computers that have

all

necessary programs Hohl says.

them,"

on

the

who

use

research and assignments.

Changes like the ones students have suggested would dip into the pockets of the college and CSI to cover costs such as staff wages, increased security and major renovations to the college. It is

possible, though, that

dent input

is

if stu-

taken seriously, the

money could be

Specialty programs such as Photoshop, Quark, Corel Draw and

lege tenfold and in the end be a

Auto Cad are on computers

worthwhile investment. This

college,

but

at the

throughout

scattered

different labs,

many of which

are

returned to the col-

is

and most

the students want,

what

likely if

they get what they ask for they’re

going to take

locked outside of class hours.

AIDS

of

students,

the centre for studying and doing

"There were some good events but I’d like to see more, like have live bands perform.” extended hours

for

increase the student involvement in

Debb Hohl,

Overall, students are looking for

more seating

the school.

student.

full

advantage of

it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We

KCI.

response

In

didn’t forget

KJ Fuhrman,

to

broadcasting student, in the Nov. 22,

2004 issue of SPOKE:

We

a dif-

HIV and AIDS."

on media,

like the

the technothat

we

on technology to keep us in touch. What goes on behind the scenes to bring this information

As we move

didn’t forget!

more and more into logical age, it seems

ference in the global fight against

rely

TV, the news-

paper or the Internet to lead us to things that are important.

instantly into the Sanctuary is not something accomplished with the snap of a finger. In fact, when it became obvious that we wouldn’t get the broadcast on in time, I requested those working on it to stop - to observe the silence at - and then to continue a.m.

public health department, says she

the

hopes people will think more carefully about their actions when they

bringing the rest of the service to

quilt

statis-

tics

The

quilt

made

a sec-

1989

featur-

of character and personal will to

sincerely, that the lack of technol-

make

lives better for

at the

time and for the rest of us

ogy didn't prevent a single dent from acknowledging the

(Internet photo)

humanizes the

was

also on display in

The Sunnybrook Medical Centre

in

Toronto

tion for the quilt in

ing

names

people

of

who have

Kitchener- Waterloo last year but

died from AIDS.

Roedding says the majority of panwere made in dedication to different gay men whereas new infec-

virus according to a surveillance

els

show that the number of w'omen and children with the disease is on the rise. "The planning committee chose the sections (that are on display) tion rates

have a connection with Waterloo Region and demonstrate that

the

diversity

of people

infected

who

a min-

comparison

to the

Canada

report by Health

imal

number

in

8,000 lives that are taken every day in*the world

from AIDS;

five

peo-

Almost 38 million people

live

ple every minute.

with

HIV and AIDS

The

quilt

NAMES

is

worldwide.

organized by

Project

Foundation,

an

organization that works to foster

Canadians tested positive for HIV and 218 people were diagnosed with the AIDS

healing, heighten awareness and to inspire action in the fight against

HIV and AIDS

through the

follow.

needed

a

TV

quilt.

themselves

They wouldn't have or Internet connec-

show them what was right or how to show the proper respect for an occasion. They used the tion to

resources they had

at

hand and

were thankful to see another day. We’re all disappointed that our let us down prior to Remembrance Day ceremonies. As the gap widens between those who served and those who appreciate what has gone on before them, we do rely

technology

the

with HIV," Roedding said. In 2003, 2,482

I

what technology my grandfathers had to take them into the First World War. In fact, my understanding was they took with them grit, courage, strength

wonder

see the quilt.

"The

to

(universi-

Spicer said he

don’t have the time and luxury to it. We’re all told we have a semestered system and if you fail, you fail. Come on back and pay your money again," said Spicer.

way

a great

“Many colleges and universities may still promote this, but they do

high marks

somewhere in Spicer. “What docs fall

ested in those clubs,” Latimer says.

Day, a day dedicated to urging peo-

making

if

is

many

failures, so

another

ties is

on World AIDS

ple to get involved in

many

and the

college could

being shown for the

public

"Professors plot everyone’s mark bell curve. They must have so

on a

a better college

for

our programs,” Kaipowicz adds. A Frosh Week with more activi-

spread

because when they see it, they realize it could be them,” she said.

affected by the

area.

mandate of

over, but the

all

graphic area. is

immediate

the

tion

case locally-made panels for the ple in the

in

and the midnight students would just be going home.” At that time, the college primari-

ing students to retreat to one of the

Dianne Roedding. a public health nurse from the Region of Waterloo

first

would go

intake," said Spicer. "I

cafeterias or elsewhere.

787 King St. W.. will be holding a public viewing of the Canadian AIDS memorial quilt in celebration of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. The quilt, which will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m., will show(KCI), located

a continuous

to teach at 7 a.m.

from

important

is

achieved an 80 per cent or higher.

"The school ran on

ly

Another aspect of the college’s

schools in the Kitchener- Waterloo

with every

stitch,

sur-

Ashleigh Latimer, a 19-year-old first-year early childhood educa-

area and will finish

With every

the

Sanctuary's doors are locked, forc-

Quilting to halt the By

childhood

education student. First-year general arts and science

“We

institution.

their

colleges

you can incorpo-

MCMURPHY

to

roundings.

— Page 5

depending on the grade curve.

between,” said

the fact that faculty learned to be

boards,”

"County want us

nuclear

that’s a high skill level,"

history Spicer feels

Today, Conestoga’s students

Spicer.

and

welders

One strength Spicer said he felt came out of 24-hour training was

always been with a local school board, and at that time, local school boards became county school said

“We trained many of the who built Bruce Power, a

college, resulting in post-secondary

2004

29,

remembering

re-training centres in Ontario over

Students speak up By KRISTEN

SPOKE, November

the

1

the viewers in the Sanctuary.

All of us at the

rifices

made by

CSI

office

dom we

stu-

sac-

others to enable

us to have the things today, to enjoy

hope

them

we have

in the free-

do, including the right to

speak their mind w'hen they strongly about something.

feel

In the words of the late Sir Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

Judy Dusick. general

manager

Conestoga Students

Inc.


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Feature

— SPOKE, November 29, 2004

DECEMBER

Plus-sized clothing at petite prices? By DENISE MULLER

woman who wears a size 14 you probably live in constant fear of being stuck in a baggy sweater and sweat pants or the dreaded muumuu because most stores don’t carry your size or it costs too much. There are a fair number of plus-sized you’re a

If

or higher,

Nov 29

-

Dec

3

tribute to

clothing

or clothing

stores

stores

that

Old

Zellers also carry the bigger

clothes

ladies, but the

consumer

is,

why

are plus-

more expensive? Sorry rumours are true, it’s no

government conspiracy, bigger clothes need more fabric. But, then why can stores like Old Navy and Zellers keep their prices so low? The assistant manager at Addition-Elle on 46 Pinebush Rd. in Cambridge said stores like Old Navy buy their merchandise in bulk from overseas. Stephanie Ndhlovu, 24, said AdditionElle also purchases its merchandise from overseas but buys it select. “I feel the quality here. (Addition-Elle)

a little more guaranteed,” she said. “You can wash it a thousand times and it is

still

doesn't

The store manager at Pennington’s Wearhouse on 600 Hespeler Rd. in Cambridge said the reason some of the plus-sized clothes are more expensive is because they are tailored to the plus-sized female body and are cut differently than plus-sized clothes originally intended for a regular-sized body.

‘They fat

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(the

consumers) don’t want

to

be

in

people’s clothes,” said Noria Jones, 45.

“They don’t want clothes that look like tents.” Jones said Pennington’s has really

worked

SANCTUARY

slim since

all

Zellers only car-

is

14 to 20 and Old

Navy

15 to 21.

to

make

its

Don’t think Reitmans or Sears are your ticket to the bigger sizes either.

clothes fashionable.

14

has

Addition-Elle

They only and

26

to

Pennington's goes up to 32. If

you’re looking for dress pants to go

with that dress

They

forget Zellers.

shirt,

don’t have any. At Sears, they’re only is OK if you and your grandma want matching elastic waistbands. At Old Navy the pants run from $29.50 to $46.50 and $36 to $50 at Reitmans. Pennington’s and Addition-Elle are both selling theirs for $39.99 and $49.99. or two for $79.99 at Addition-Elle only. At Sears, another downside is the sizes

$34.99, which

A

vary by manufacturer.

may

Plus line

The

sales

only be a 14

in the

team leader said a

Joanne Cavan, is

who

is

lot

of the

in her 40s. said

ship cards available for the frequent shop-

coupon packages

are available in the

store for $24.

store

are for

all

sections of the

and can be used when an item

is

on

sale as well. If

many

you’re more of a casual dresser and

your tees and jeans. Old Navy and Zellers are the places to go. Although Pennington’s, Addition-Elle and Sears do like

carry casual garb, their prices are too steep or their selection too limited.

Several attempts were

made

to contact

Old Navy, comment.

representatives from Zellers and

but no one

was

available for

you are a low-price shopper, expect pass on that fashion top you just fell

in

might not come

in

If

love with, because

it

off

in

one

of the

articles of clothing available at

the store.

“(We want)

to

your size at that big box store. Or, you might have to come back another day to find what you want. Also, you may find what you’re looking for, but the underwear section is on the other side of the store and the jewelry, pyjamas and winter wear are at opposite ends.

give them something

to

they can go out clubbing in when they're with their skinny friends, who are dressed nice and sexy, they can do the same thing,” Jones said.

“We want

“getting better at styles and the

amount of clothes we’re getting in.” Although there aren't any free memberper,

Pennington’s Warehouse

Cambridge, shows

TanJay

styles are designed for the older lady.

Sears

(Photo by Denise Muller)

Noria Jones, the manager of

16 in the Jessica

line.

The coupons

fall apart.”

At Old Navy, prices range from $12.99 to $68 for a blazer, compared to $39.99 to $99.99 at Addition-Elle, $39.99 to $69.99 at Pennington’s, $34,99 to $70 at Reitmans and $89.99 to $149.99 at Sears. Even a more common and basic item, like a fashion top, has a wide ranging price across the board. At Zellers, the prices range from $12.97 to $29.97; at Old Navy, $22.50; Sears. $24.99 to $54.99; Reitmans, $17.99 to $50; Pennington’s, $19.99 to $39.99 and Addition-Elle, $10 to $49.99.

DECEMBER 1ST

still

carry 14 to 22 and 16 to 24, consecutively.

sized

1pm

have the better

to $36.50)

Sears have a plus-sized section, but their

So, the big question

-

Although Zellers ($19.97) and Old

Navy ($8.99

ries sizes

Pennington’s.

I2prn

ionable either.

and Addition-Elle Pennington’s are plus-sized clothing stores with bulky prices. Reitmans and like

wanting more. Readers might be interested to know that Reitmans owns Addition-Elle and

VOICE YOUR OPINION

so small that the

is

minimal, and not very fash-

is

The other problem

aren’t exactly petite.

selection and quality leave the

Student Forum

selection

the plus sizes aren’t always available.

sizes for a smaller price, but generally the

PRESENTATION

section in the store

area, but a lot of the plus-sized prices

Navy and

K

dress

the

are

shirts at Sears $44.99, but the plus-sized

prices, the pickings are

prices aren't any slimmer. Stores like

NOON

Not only

complications.

carry plus sizes in the Kitchener- Waterloo

Stores

bands everyday

middle, you might just be prone to running over to Old Navy, Zellers or Sears. But then you will run into some other

it

(MXM)

Both stores also have regular promotions and sales every week or every two weeks.

Each store has a free membership program that not only notifies the customer of sales two weeks in advance, but also allows her to receive 10 per cent off of all merchandise on and around her birthday.

As is

well, with the

membership, one point

allotted for every dollar spent at the

When 500

store.

points have accumulat-

awarded to the member. “So when you come in the door, we can greet you and tell you. ‘this is our promoed, a

$25

gift certificate is

tion for the day,”’ said Jones.

Both stores also have a no-hassle return policy.

“Our promise

is, if

you're not satisfied

with your purchase, simply return

Jones said Pennington’s stands behind

what they “It

sell. if it’s on sale, or you ago or you’ve worn it five

doesn't matter

bought

a year

it

times.”

rummaging through muddled racks in that your size is hidden somewhere

However, make sure you hang on to your receipt. The staff at both stores is committed to the customer and wants to help them find

ip there.

everything they are looking

And

let’s

not forget about the relentless

hopes

Stores

like

Addition-Elle

and

“I

think,

really

for.

our store

empowering women and how

woman doesn’t mean you have to wear a muumuu or a tent,” she said. “You can

comes

about their body,” said Ndhlovu.

look good."

pyjamas,

because

you’re

a

plus-sized

you want to fill your wardrobe with clothes from Zellers, Old Navy and Sears, you might end up with an empty closet. Whereas, if you want to fill your wardrobe with clothes from AdditionElle, Pennington’s and Reitmans, you might end up with an empty wallet. With dress shirts starting at $29.99 to $49.99, or two for $79.99 at Addition-Elle and $22.99 to $46 at Reitmans, and Pennington's landing somewhere in the If

it.

That’s the promise.”

Pennington’s seem like a haven

“Just

Tommy

to be like

Hilfiger. but not that expensive.”

to selection.

These stores

when it cany lots

of casual wear, dress wear, formal wear,

underwear, bras, jewelry and winter wear and it's all wrapped up in one nice little store-sized package. “One of the great things about Pennington's is, we like to be a one-stop lingerie,

thongs,

shop," said Jones.

Both Addition-Elle and Pennington’s carry

MXM

(maximum), a clothing

line

“We

get the

women

in here

very excited about their curves,

is

about

they feel

who who

are are

celebrating their curves, and that’s something that

we

also

want

to take part in

and

dress them well.”

Ndhlovu said the clothes are not just custom made for the consumer’s body but also for their attitude and how they feel. “It

doesn't matter what size you are,”

geared towards the 15- to 35-year-old age group. The clothes are chic, and as Jones

she said.

called them, fashion-forward.

how you

“It’s about enriching yourself, enriching your mindset about what and

feel

and how you look.”


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Entertainment

Golden ORMSTON

By JENNIFER

you have often found yourself

If

humming

the familiar tune

Thank

You for Being a Friend, you'll be happy to learn the first season of Golden Girls was released on DVD on Nov. 23.

Emmy-winning

The

situation

comedy, which aired from 1985 to follows the daily

1992,

of

lives

women

four single, senior

among

found

Conestoga

the

approaches her teacher for tance.

Nursing student Heather Henderson, 30, for instance, said she has always found the Golden

failing

Girls entertaining.

ing not copulating.

"I

can relate to

all

the

women,

but

especially to Dorothy because she

deals with her aging mother just as I

my

did with

elderly grandmoth-

er.”

He

or private tutorials in his

bed. With the help of her friends,

Blanche passes the exam, by studyReferences to the Golden Girls have even become mainstream with characters on the highly rated

drama The O.C. comparing

teen

their personalities to

its

characters.

sunny Miami Beach. Fla. Blanche Devereaux is a man-eat-

science and nursing student, asked,

did not die with the series finale in

“Who was

1992; any true devotee of the Golden Girls cannot deny the parallel plot structure between it and the recent hit Sex and the City. The premise is the same; four

after falling into

financial hardship,

is

forced to look

roommates. Rose Nylund. a small-town widow, and Dorothy Zbornak, a divorced teacher, answer her ad. Later, Dorothy’s for

mother,

forced to join the trio

after her nursing

the

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home burns down.

season,

first

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the

"girls”

work through various dilemmas: Blanche’s expanding waistline, Rose’s job loss and Dorothy's fling with her ex-husband. In all cases,

most

the one

relate to.”

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hilarious, said Evie

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single

character

who

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they

series

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to

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a bigamist. Her

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roommates provide solace

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for

her heartache, and Blanche soon realizes her friends are all the sup-

port she needs.

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“She

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about

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how bad his relawas and how he just can’t get away from the media. The media is part of the entertainment world. So many stars want to be left alone and yet, media coverage

childhood was, tionship

Kim. The

lyrics are, as usual, quite

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dark and angry. Well,

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rapping about

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some forms of media a

little

over-the-top

photos and so on, but

thought so.

definitely original to create

songs and almost paint a -picture with the colourful lyrics, but in the

song Crazy In Love the words.

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the

all,

Golden Girls

is

a

can be seen of people with gunshot wounds and blood seeping into

statement and

that,

all

but

get

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make it

a

just

doesn’t seem appropriate.

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how

is

artists get their 15

let’s

minutes of fame,

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there

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a happy

them, and

it

confused as

spell

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when one of the images to be seen in the CD’s booklet is Eminem pointing a handgun into a crowd of people who were applauding him in the flip-

ping to the following pages images

life

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necessarily

thoughts

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and

white picket fence.

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somehow and I’m guessing because the majority of his CDs are just like Encore, but typically fads get old and soon the famous rapper will have to find dollars it’s

Although she will never lead a normal life due to his celebrity status,

how he

tries to

new ways

make

her happy. in

season of the Golden

available at Future

but despicable

daughter, and so he should. It is compelling to hear how he's trying to give her the life he never had.

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at

are friends to travel

the road and back again.

to intrigue his audience.

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all,

the

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comment about President George W. Bush. He raps, “When am I gonna come to son.

my good

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senses? Probably the day

Bush comes to my defenses.” The popular track Just Lose It has also stirred up, yes, you guessed it, more controversy. The music video shows Eminem

while he raps the

first

previous photograph. Then,

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to

you need

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female audience that

enlightening between.

one picks up a microphone and

Jackson has been seen wearing and is seen on a bed with children

review though,

its

derful fixation fans

clad in identical attire as Michael

hard to compile a positive

friendship.

teaches

enjoyable, despicable, disgraceful,

take

get the positive coverage. It’s

show about

he explains a lot of

with

not for-

top,

through controversy.

pletely

explicit,

that’s funny,

sense of humour.

some of

it

word

not

is

share a quirky and sarcastic-

whether he was writing these words for the listening pleasure of his fans, or for his young daughter Hailie. One admirable thing about Eminem is that he doesn’t com-

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impressive

ities,

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and then absolutely despise his music the next.

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can be assumed they’ll be getting something great.

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Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Beatrice Arthur and Estelle Getty starred in the hit comedy the Golden Girls. The first season of the show is now available on DVD. Clockwise from the

first

others

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spits out

guess I’m one of those people

fans hear the

when

the fact that he’s trying to

What about those who are trying to like Eminem, but simply can’t seem to let his lyrics wrap around

When

and Miranda both possess pragmatic dogmas about life and love

their neatly pressed clothing.

that's

who

Dorothy

songs should be filled with rainbows and fluffy bunnies, to say all

be thrilled with his album Encore that was released in early November.

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and Charlotte are somewhat naive, but they also have the sweetest temperaments of the members in

give off a very' positive image. Not

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of the images he creates.

their

and neither

for the opposite sex,

and are often the

relate to their lives.

still

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Blanche and

a strong passion

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throat, the next

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their prospective groups.

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can be found on the new album. Mockingbird shows the soft spot

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said.

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“They took all the features Halo didn’t have, and they threw it in Halo 2, like being able to carry two guns, being able to jump on vehicles and knock peo-

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said the best thing about

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Janet Morris

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Dan Maloney, 8, a second-year biology student at the University of Waterloo, also said that Halo

wouldn't matter, you're too driv-

to get that promotion.

is

humans

art, etc.

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and you're going to get

as the

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Niazmand about Halo 2

“In Halo 2, you can actually play of

Halo; they kept the same

characters

Game

Microsoft

special content including the

persuasive

other players from around the world.

copies of both the limited collec-

Get out the have

Halo

Reza Niazmand, a sales representative for the media and wireless departments at BestBuy’s

by

everyone got

crazy glue and put yourself back together.

first

in

two guns at the same time, new maps and weapons, new vehicles, and Xbox Live support. Xbox Live allows players to con-

ers

Halo 2 was

"There was such big hype for

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had to start over again. “Halo 2 carries the basic idea

of the new features

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published

was being

said they can't live with or

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game,” he said. “The entire storyline behind (the Halo series) is still kind of blurry, even after Halo

it

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nect to the Internet and play with

said one of the reasons

2 kept getting pushed back was because when the game was being produced, some of the

alien

a decent story,”

2 include the ability to hold and use

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developed by Bungie Studios and

the

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to (increased interest),” he said.

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Students itching to play competitive hockey for Conestoga College

have received an early Christmas present.

Men's and women’s extramural hockey teams have been formed, with each team possibly playing in three tournaments over the next few months. Both teams played in their first tournament of the year at Humber College on Nov. 19. The men’s team performed well at the tournament, with a 2-2

Last year the men’s and women’s teams played in only one tournament. But, due to increased interest from both the men and women, it was decided to compete in more

tournaments.

”We

aren't having any men’s varhockey and there are a lot of women who were interested in sity

playing more this year,” said Ford.

"This

we could

that

is all

offer the

students.”

Ford

expects

she

said

women’s team

the

record.

do well in future tournaments, noting the team has a

their first

lot

The women’s team lost game of the tournament in a shoot-out. They also dropped their second game, but managed grab a victory

to

in

their

final

to

of strong forwards. Kevin Clancy, the head coach for the men’s team and former employ-

Conestoga’s

of

ee

physical

resources department, said his team

game.

should also do well

was

“I

Conestoga

alive at

quite impressed

with the

in

the tourna-

ments. “I've seen a lot of varsity teams

skill level.”

while working here and the talent

on

Marlene Ford,

team

this

is

as

good

as any of

those teams,” said Clancy.

athletic director,

wouldn't really say that

"I

Conestoga College

have an but

I

Marlene Ford, the

athletics direc-

for Conestoga,

impressed by

the

said

she was

of the

calibre

competition. “I

The

talent

weak players was above aver-

age across the board.”

Ford said the date of the next tournament has not been finalized, but it has been confirmed both the

was quite impressed with the

women's and men’s team

Ford, adding that

a tournament in February.

skill level,” said

women’s games were

I’ll

player in the league,

don't have any

either.

tor

elite

will host

rougher than she expected them to

Clancy said his players will be working hard so they do well in

be.

that tournament.

the

A

total

eight

a lot

of 16 men’s teams and

women’s teams competed

in

“That one

is

(Photo by

going to be like our

and women’s teams played

Stanley Cup.”

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pints

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Grey Cup, as he

led

the Toronto Argonauts to a 27-19

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victory over the B.C. Lions in front

of a sell-out crowd of 51,242

Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa Nov. 21. Allen, 41, the former Lion, scored a pair of touchdowns on one-yard plunges and threw for another leading the Argos to their 15th Grey Cup championship and first since winning consecutive cups in 1996 and 1997.

The 20-year

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at

veteran,

who

is

the

Canadian Football League’s (CFL)

was named game’s most valuable player. In five appearances in the championship, Allen has four Grey Cup rings. His last championship was in 2000 when he won with the Lions. Allen also won the Grey Cup MVP in 1993 when he was with the Edmonton Eskimos. The Lions, led by quarterback all-time passing leader,

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Nov. 19.

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game

Clermont on the first drive of the game. Clermont is the league's and the 2004 Grey Cup’s outstanding Canadian. However, the Lions offence grew lethargic, allowing the Argos to get wide-receiver Jason

rolling as Allen threw a 23-yard

touchdown pass

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started the

strong by throwing a touchdown to

Robert Baker to take a 17-10 lead at halftime. Baker had six catches for 101 yards for the

Argos

in the

to

game.

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gave some of the players a boost. It

clearly boosted the

Argos as

early in the third quarter Allen ran for

second one-yard

his

score

increasing his team’s lead. In the fourth quarter tried to

mount

a

Dickenson

comeback

for B.C.

by rushing for a seven-yard touchdown. After the score the Lions were twice called for procedure while trying for two point converts. Kicker Duncan O’Mahony then missed the extra point field goal attempt. O’Mahony made two field goals during the game. Toronto’s runnihg-back John Avery rushed for 75 yards on 1 carries while the Lions back, Antonio Warren, carried the ball 1 times for 160 yards rushing.

Dickenson was a suiprise

starter

over the CFL’s most outstanding player,

Casey

Printers,

who

led the

league with 35 touchdown passes this

season.

was

Printers

suffering a bit from

a shoulder injury so Lions head

coach Wally gave Buono Dickenson the nod since Printers struggled in games the Lions played against Toronto during the regular season.

Michael

"Pinball”

picked up his

head coach after player for Toronto.

becomes

Clemons

Grey Cup as winning three as a

first

the first black

Clemons head coach

Grey Cup

in

win the championship. to the Grey Cup by

to

The Argos got

the heavily favoured Montreal Alouettes 26-18 in their East Montreal during Division championship game. In the Argos regular season finale against Montreal, they got pounded 56-20. Clemons decided to rest some

upsetting

of his players for the playoffs

in the

defeat but his team beat their division

when

rivals

it

really counted.

After Toronto lost this

game B.C.

head coach Wally Buono told the media the loss was an embarrassment to the CFL. After his team lost the

Grey Cup.

it

is

come prepared when

clear the it

Argos

really counts.

Toronto also beat the Hamilton 24-6 in the East

Tiger-Cats

Division semifinal.

B.C.

got to the championship

game

the beating by Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Division championship 2725 in overtime. The Toronto Argonauts turned around their franchise from bankruptcy in only one year after the league took over the team when former owner Sherwood Schwarz couldn’t pay the team’s bills. Toronto was rescued by new owners David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski, giving the Argos and their fans reassurance on

and off the field. The Argos celebrated

Cup

their

Grey

victory with a parade which

took place

Nov. 23.

in

downtown Toronto


Digital Edition - November 29, 2004